OFFSHORE ECHOS MAGAZINE – RONAN O’RAHILLY TRIBUTE
The 200th edition of OFFSHORE ECHOS MAGAZINE will be entirely devoted to the figurehead of Radio Caroline - Ronan O'Rahilly.
OEM 200 features interviews with Ronan, numerous pictures, news reports, as well as anecdotes and tributes from family, friends and colleagues including Georgie Fame, Roisin O’Rahilly, Tony Blackburn, Emperor Rosko, Fred Bolland, Peter Chicago, Rob Eden, Mike Hagler, Ronnie Jones, Johnny Lewis, Paul McKenna, Colin Nicol, Peter Philips and many more. All over 60 pages, dedicated to the man who changed the face of the radio world in Europe.
If you are not a subscribers, but would like to receive this special magazine, please order as soon as possible from www.offshoreechos.com. The price - including postage - of this special issue is £12 for the United Kingdom or €12 for continental Europe.
Visit www.offshoreechos.com or write to Offshore Echo’s, PO Box 1514, London W7 2LL, England, with cheque payable to Offshore Echo’s.
Offshore Echo’s magazine no. 200 is due out in mid-June.
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How an early offshore radio station ended up in Hawaii in 1931
by Jan van Heeren
Lots of offshore radio stuff:
Something to listen to during current restrictions. Dave Cash's audiobook He Sounds Much Taller is available free on Spotify. Adverts will interrupt free accounts. Chapter 2 The Pirate Revolution on the start of offshore radio and how Dave joined Radio London is 9 minutes 39, Chapter 3 All Aboard on Dave's time on Radio London is 62 minutes 39. Link is to the Spotify webplayer. https://open.spotify.com/album/2vIDbwlKVDW4xx5W4p5SDh
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There’s a new Facebook group: SMC's Facebook Spot
The Media Communication Foundation was founded in August 1978 and from the beginning Rob Olthof and Hans Knot were active within the Foundation. Aim of the foundation, SMC, was to organize all kinds of activities such as video afternoons, productions of LPs and videos about radio history, especially about the stations active from international waters. It should certainly not be forgotten that during the period from 1978 to 2014 dozens of RadioDays were organized by SMC, which mainly attracted international interest.
Also unforgettable are the many boat trips that were made to the offshore broadcasting stations in the seventies and eighties of the last century. More than 50 books on radio history were also published, while since the early 1980s SMC has also been the publisher of the Freewave Media Magazine, which changed its name to Freewave Nostalgia in 2014. A magazine that can be read digitally on the internet for free.
After the death of Rob Olthof, Jan van Heeren joined SMC, something Jan-Fré Vos had done years before.
And now there's SMC's Facebook Spot, an own facebook group where many memories of the sea stations and radio history can pass by and the members can also post items themselves. It is also possible to post messages in which they search for books, recordings etc. We wish everyone a lot of fun and as one of the members said: It's just like a RadioDay but digital. Come and join us as a member!
I added some offshore radio shows to remember 06-03 and 10-03: